Alex from Two Door Cinema Club on the Irish music scene, bitchy London bands and cute kitties with laser beams.
How did you find Splendour in the Grass?
The festival was amazing. This was our first time in Australia and I didnâ€™t know what to expect because weâ€™ve never played anywhere this far away. But it was really cool, really kind of relaxed and it wasnâ€™t too big. The show was amazing, so overall it was a really, really great experience.
Who were you excited to see yourselves?
Sam was really excited to see The Strokes, theyâ€™re one of his favourite bands of all time so he was really excited about that. We watched them and they were amazing. We saw Laura Marling as well, those were the only two I saw at Splendour.
What were doing the rest of the time?
Wellâ€¦ uhâ€¦ a lot of drinking and talking to people. A few of our friends were up there as well, bands from back in the UK, so we were just catching up with people.
They put all the bands up in the same hotel, right?
Yeah they did. It was probably a bad idea.
Really? Tell us some tales of rock star debauchery…
Ahâ€¦ no, I couldnâ€™t possibly dish any dirt.
What do you miss when youâ€™re on tour?
Well thereâ€™s the obvious family and friends. I havenâ€™t seen my whole family since Christmas. I saw my brother at a festival this summer but thatâ€™s about it! I miss my own bed a lot. Although actually in Australia itâ€™s been really good, weâ€™ve had amazing beds in our hotels because weâ€™re actually staying in nice hotels here. Usually itâ€™s either a cheap hotel or our bed on the bus, which arenâ€™t the most comfortable of beds.
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